The Utah Medical Cannabis Program (UMCP) is a subsection of the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. The UMCP is responsible for the regulation of the medical cannabis program across Utah.
A person may not locate a medical cannabis pharmacy within 200 feet of a community location or within 600 feet of a district that the relevant municipality or county has zoned as primarily residential.
If the department receives more than one application for a medical cannabis pharmacy within the same city or town, the department shall consult with the local land use authority before approving any of the applications pertaining to that city or town.
The department may not issue a license to operate a medical cannabis pharmacy to an applicant if an individual has been convicted under state or federal law of:
- A felony; or
- After December 3, 2018, a misdemeanor for drug distribution;
- Is younger than 21 years old; or
- After September 23, 2019, until January 1, 2023, is actively serving as a legislator.